A close up of my design process

Hello! On tonight’s post, I’ll make a quick close up of my design process. For many of you, it will sound to elaborate and  with to much procedure. First, any ideas come with my mood and on what I feel right in the present time so I can write about it. All the things that I write, read or see are all than used to create a mood board. This mood board is important because it is a collage of all the things I am sensitive to: pictures, color or fabric swatches and even articles or proverbs. Then, it’s time for me to make a quick inventory of what I have in terms of materials, before buying anything else. I like to have a good over view of what I can create with what I have and then it’s time for me to sketch a few designs. Actually, I have the intention to create other boards (creative and design), especially if I have specific theme or concept in mind. In a few days, I will get back to you with more details. Thanks everyone!

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Inspirational Designs for Adele

What’s up everyone? Was your Monday an easy one or was it heavy and draining? Do not worry about it, since summer is around the corner and vacations are on their way. Summer means color and I am ready to complete inspirational designs for Adele. The outfit that I’ll will be designing though will not be part of a summer collection: the fabric that I will be using (corduroy) is not proper.

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Adele’s design inspiration

Hi everybody! For Adele’s design inspiration everything came pretty easily, I went with what I already had in my home. The first thing that intrigued me was this beautiful flower bouquet in my kitchen. Though they are artificial fabric flowers, I found them very pretty and since I love color so much, it was totally normal for me to use this lovely flower bouquet as a design inspiration for Adele. The fabric which I will be using, is a colorful cotton corduroy with exotic central Asian flower print patterns. I will come up with more design details in a few days. Thanks everyone!

 

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New fantasy design prints!

Hello everybody! Most of you probably know that I am actually studying in textile, while working part time in the fashion industry. One of my newest projects in textile is to design prints inspired from fantasy books or stories. On my part, I choose Aladdin! The story of Aladdin is so rich…With his three wishes and the help of a magic lamp, all of his dreams came true! But seriously, I wasn’t inspired by Aladdin itself, but I am a huge fan of India simple as that! Also, I love the story  when European Kingdoms were fitting between each other, in order to find the road to India for the spice trade. I am amazed by  architectural artistry, the food, the elaborate fashion designs and, of course,  the gorgeous textiles and prints designs from this country. Also for this project, I had to chose two colors, I was torn between purple which represents royalty and fuchsia, sensuality. In the end, I chose fuchsia!

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Textile project 3

Good evening art doll lovers! On tonight’s post, I will continue with my third textile project from school and this was a huge one since the goal was to create three bags with the same prints, but with few modifications with the finishing colors. The main theme was the Me, My self and I idea! It sounds big and somewhat pretentious, but It was a good way to put our personal style out there and let it speak for itself. We also had the  mission to use a word that has a true meaning to us, and mine was the word FOI, this french word means “faith” or “believe”. Personally, with faith and by believing you can do everything and go everywhere and there are no boundaries…when you fall you just learn and stand up and your wonderful journey goes on…All students used a very heavy canvas for this project and I have to admit that the creative process was my favorite one. I worked with various techniques for creating the two compositions of prints: cutting, stamping, hand painting with both sponges or brushes and, of course, I was inspired by Atelier Miss Georgia’s logo, but also by my own style, since I do wear and collect a lot of scarves! Thanks once again everyone for your kindness and interest!

Marie Georghy Jacob

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Textile project 2 (Betty & Fukiko)

Hi to you all! Just to let you know that I’m very happy to see many beautiful reactions on my textiles projects! I’m deeply touched and feel honored and many more textile projects are on there way, so stay in touch. For tonight’s post, I’m leaving you with more photos of Betty and Fukiko!

Love

Marie Georghy Jacob

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Textile project 2 (Fokiko)

Hi to you all! Here is my second textile project 2, but this time with cold colors and modeling by my beautiful Fukiko! Like the outfit made for Betty, hers is only pin in the back. The main idea was to see how the prints would turn out and how I needed to work with them for future textile projects created especially for my OOAK dolls. Hope you like it and we will see each other in my next post!

Best regards

Marie Georghy Jacob

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Textile Project 2 (Betty)

Good evening! As I said on my previous post, this second personal textile project, inspired by Haitian Naive Art painting by Pierre Maxo, would be used to make future outfits. Here is the first result with the hot colors! I don’t know what you think about it, but this outfit was made directly on Betty, it could have been another doll, but I did not think of one particularly. See you on my next post with the second outfit made with the cold colors and another doll! Thanks/Merci for watching.

Marie Georghy Jacob

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Textile project 2

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you did take a rest and enjoy spending time with your love ones…in these difficult time. I think is truly important to spend  time and have fun with the ones we cherish the most! Speaking of having fun, here is my second personal textile project! I’m excited to show it to you because I was inspired with Haitian Naive Art Paintings. We call this kind of painting  primitive art or an instinctive one, in other words, Folk art, since most Haitian painters are self taught. The main themes are generally the outside market place, people in the river fishing, washing or dancing and the sensual women. The painting technique is characterized by abstracted human forms and is strongly influenced by  Haitian Voodoo symbolism and as for the colors, they are vibrant and hot : orange, Caribbean blue, electric green, yellow, pure red!

For a change, I chose a young Haitian painter, Pierre Maxo (1969-). He was trained and disciplined from the famous artist Gabriel Alix, who died in 1998. Alix was acknowledged as the “first generation” Haitian primitive painter. Maxo paintings are pretty close to Alix’s style, however many art critics find his work a bit more sophisticated in his use of compositions and colors. Maxo’s work has become  widely appreciated and collected for several years now.

In this second personal textile project, I decided to use a mix of silk/cotton white thin cloths and hand painting them in a more watercolor way, for which I absolutely love. I went in the extreme with the colors and made two samples: one with cold colors and the other one with hot ones. I finished it all with foil paper to give a “fantasy” effect at the end. In my next post you will see outfits made out of them! Stay tuned!

Marie Georghy Jacob

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My first textile Print

Hi everyone! I think it’s important to share a little bit on what I have been doing since I have started to study textiles last August. I have completed many school projects since than. On tonight’s post I want to share with you my first textile print! It is a personal project of mine were I used an ecru color fabric made in a mix of viscose and cotton. For this print, I only chose three colors: dark green, lime and citrus, and this is due to the fact that I decided to use a screen to make the repeat by using wax paper. Since each paper represents a design and a specific color, there was one wax paper for each color. Before, I make more post of my dolls and especially of my mysterious Lara, I think it is very important to show how the “live” designs should look like…On my previous post, I have shown some of my sketch books with a few designs, but it did not communicate the “essence” of my work. For this main reason,  I decided that my three next posts will be concentrated on my textile projects and my mysterious Lara will come right after. Thanks everyone!

Marie Georghy Jacob

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